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in education achievement and german schools. >> and 50 years of james bond, but first, here are some other stories making news. authorities in southwestern china say 18 children are dead after a landslide buried their school. triggered by days of sustained rain, the landslide also blocked a nearby river, causing flooding that has hampered rescue efforts. >> berlin is seeking to acquire the german embassy building in the czech capital, prague. thousands of east germans were told that they were free to travel to the west. a milestone on the road to german reunification. >> the greek prime minister has warned that the economic crisis in his country is threatening democracy. soaring unemployment is putting a huge strain on greek society, and right wing extremism is on the rise. samaras compared the situation to the economic chaos in germany before the rise of the nazis in the 1930's. >> a wide-ranging study centering on 27,000 german fourth graders in 1300 schools has confirmed the disturbing differences between the country's regions and social class is when it comes to educational achievement
for more investment in education and health care in myanmar. obama administration is expected to seek congressional approval to ease sanction while also monitoring the progress of myanmar's democratic reforms. myanmar is home to 60 million people and rich in natural resources. its strategic location in asia gives it the potential to become a trading hub. they need foreign capitals to help support. western trade restrictions have started to increase myanmar's dependence on economic aid from china. with sanctions being eased, the united states now has a chance to enhance its own economic relationship with myanmar. and also counter the spreading influence of china. nhk world. >>> young indonesians crossing the seas have flocked to a college fair in jakarta. about 2,000 students attended japan's event. representatives from 50 universities set up stalls. students crowded around stands from big players. >> translator: i've always enjoyed learning japanese. i want to become a translator. >> translator: i think that the fair is a good opportunity for universities in japan. because they have a
being. the japanese education ministry allows researchers to create ova and sperm using ips cells, but it bans fertilization of these cells. >> the research poses serious ethical questions, as well. >> yes. let's listen to how bioethics experts view this issue. >> translator: researchers have so far refrained from fertilizing ips-derived germ cells as they know such an act could be ethically problematic. but an increasing number of obstetricians treating infertile couples are raising questions about the current ban. they're demanding that the latest technology be made available to treat their patients. lines should be drawn to clarify to what extent the latest technology can be used to treat infertility. >> i think debate should start as soon as possible in-in view of the rapid progress into being made into ips cell research. the issue does not only concern scientists. i think everyone in japan must be involved in efforts to find the right direction by carefully weighing the merits and demerits. >>> some boys and girls wake up and cringe at the thought of heading into the schoolya
in the millions of chinese students eager for a foreign education. nhk world's michitaka yamaka reports. >> reporter: more than a thousand young people from around china gather at a hotel in beijing. they are students attending an open house. more than 40 of them. >> i want to enroll in a prestigious american university because the quality is high. >> eventually for undergraduate students, and this is one of the main goals is to recruit more undergraduate students. >> reporter: many chinese state of the unions are keen on setting up foreign universities, and if they can, make it overseas to study. overseas universities are coming to them. for example, the missouri state university, a u.s. institution, has a campus. >> at what temperature does water freeze? what would you tell me? >> reporter: chinese students of the famed degrees of the university students in the u.s. more than 2,000 chinese have graduated from here since classes started six years ago. li xinyi hopes to join them. she's a senior studying busiss administration and accounting. li comes from inland china. she achieved exce
are less well-off, especially when it comes to education. many students are left with crippling debt after graduating from college. he's a big supporting -- supporter of low-interest student loans. >> i like the fact that with two children in college, that college loans will not have interest rates that go through the roof. that helps my two kids. >> like most americans, they are worried about putting their kids through college. their daughter has had to take on a student loan. but they don't think that to the state to help them. rather, a lot more competition in the education sector to lower fees. >> we take loans out and she takes lunch out, so the loans are going to be so debilitating after she gets out that it will take years and years to pay off. >> the family doesn't -- doesn't trust politicians in washington. like many romney voters, they believe government intervention is part of the problem, not a solution. >> the role of the government is just to protect your property, to protect your security, and to protect your economic freedom. that's it. it doesn't have any other role. >> af
to improve education and water supplies. germany is one of yemen's biggest financial backers. since 2011, it has given 120 million euros to the government, which it considers a key ally for steep -- for stability in the region. >> we turn to the u.s. it is around one to mitt romney in the first president a candidate debate -- it is round one to mitt romney in the first presidential candidate debate. >> it was not a game changer that the republican challenger was looking for. >> president obama was quick out of the starting blocks, criticizing romney on education, taxes, and his budget plans. >> he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes and deductions. the problem is that he has been asked over a hundred times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he has not been able to identify -- >> the economy took center stage for most of the evening. romney accused obama of a lack of focus in his priorities. >> i do not know how the president could come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, and spend his energy and passion, for
, hitomi, next year. joo was educated mainly in britain. now he works in tokyo at his mother's korean restaurant. he taught himself japanese and is fluent. given his language skills and international experience, marrying a non-korean seemed natural. >> translator: as a korean citizen living and working in japan who chose to marry a japanese woman, i feel the way the political dispute is handled on tv is exaggerated. >> reporter: more than 4,000 korean-japanese couples get married every year. but people didn't welcome these unions as much years ago as they do now. this man remembers. he's a third generation korean living in japan. the japanese colonized the korean peninsula from the early 1900s until the end of world war ii. that bitter history kept people apart. he decided to feature the wedding ceremony to show how things have changed. >> translator: the old generation used to strongly oppose japanese and koreans getting married, but that is not the case anymore for the younger generation. >> reporter: lee has long hoped the bond between japanese and koreans would become stronger. he
female genital mutilation and limit women's rights to work and education. >> democracy activists says is it an authoritarian side of the governing muslim brotherhood and the new president. >> many ordinary egyptians had high hopes for the post revolutionary time. this glass blower believed a new president would restart -- restore calm. his son voted for mohammad because he regarded him as the most honest. >> we had great expectations. we wanted a better life. but now we are all afraid of the future. nothing has improved. >> egyptians had hoped life would become more affordable after the inflation sparked by the revolution. his wife complains that everything is much more expensive. she says the price of eggs has doubled and the family struggling to make ends meet. what does concern is the increasing authority and authoritarian stance. most of the national press is already controlled by the movement, either directly or indirectly. there is an absence of criticism of morsi. this person is an editor of the state on paper. the peace she wrote was censored. -- piece she wrote was censored.
: we'll provide even more support by educating young, ambitious people at places like this and nurturing global competitiveness. >> reporter: this is one of the self-employed people the center helps. and its backing has paid off. chen's three friends launched this shop last week. the center provides $600 of funding a month. chen majored in journalism and graduated from university last february. his job search got him nowhere. later, he decided to start a business of his own. but first, he researched by spending six months working for various franchise restaurants. >> translator: i thought that even if i fail i could try something else. after all, i'm young so, time is on my side. that's why i decided to start a business. >> reporter: choi and his partners are trying to attract customers. every morning they sell their rice bowls to university students on the street. not only do they make sales, but it's also a good way to promote their bread. one rice bowl costs about a dollar. so it's a cheap and easy way to eat breakfast for students. rice balls with brown or multigra
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